Jane told an anecdote about her early childhood.
2. Anything that works against an unwanted condition; a remedy or a cure: A hobby is considered a good antidote for boredom and for keeping our minds active.
Is there an antidote for strychnine poisoning?
Be sure to spell and pronounce anecdote properly. Don't confuse it with antidote; for example, James told an anecdote about his Canadian travels.
Does the doctor have an antidote for the food poisoning our friend got when he ate at the restaurant?
2. An agent that relieves or counteracts: James found that jogging for an hour a day was the perfect antidote for the stresses of his job.
3. Etymology: from Middle English, from Latin antidotum, which came from Greek antidoton, from antididonai, antido-, "to give as a remedy against"; from Latin anti- + Latin didonai, "to give".
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2. A remedy to counteract the effects of a poison or toxin: "The ambulance driver administered the mechanical antidote to the snake bite victim to retard the effects of the toxin during the trip to the hospital."
"The mechanical antidote is administered by mouth, intravenously, or sometimes on the skin, and it may work by directly neutralizing the poison."